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Maria Suarez

Educational Director

FOCH Bedford Avenue Center


Maria P. Suarez is the Educational Director at our Friends of Crown Heights Educational Center located at 1491 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn. She brings to her position nearly a decade of continuous professional experience and expertise in the field of Early Childhood Education and an abiding commitment to ensuring the healthy development of every child in our care.

Ms. Suarez previously served with distinction as Lead Teacher at our Carroll Street Center and as Acting Educational Director at our 3732 Tenth Avenue Center in the Inwood section of Manhattan. She holds the Master of Science degree in both Early Childhood and Special Education from Touro College, as well as the New York State Teacher Certification in Early Childhood and Special Education from Birth to 2nd Grade. She is also a graduate of the University of the Philippines, where she obtained the Bachelor of Science degree in Biology.

Ms. Suarez is a versatile and talented addition to our pedagogical and leadership team who looks forward to engaging our children and families in a nurturing, secure and mutually supportive relationship of confidence and trust.


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